Acrylic Paint on Canvas
40 x 40 in
102 x 102 cm
Artspace Warehouse (Los Angeles)
Playing with the interaction between positive and negative space, Canadian artist Virginie Schroeder creates pop art portraits that defy traditional pictorial representation. She works from the ground up, creating her own paint and layering materials until she is able to carve out a colorful, undulating portrait filled with emotion. Her work is playful and poetic, constructing the famous visages of notable public figures. One step closer and her work is abstract. A step back and an iconic likeness appears.
Her art is the result of reflection and of aesthetic intuition provoked by organic geometry. Her art exists to intrigue. One must focus on a single point and draw away slightly to begin to glimpse the impressively detailed work in its totality. Above all, Schroeder wants things not to be visible immediately.
This textured 40 inch square artwork of the iconic starlet Marilyn Monroe is stretched, wired and ready to hang. The sides of the artwork are painted by the artist as a continuation of the front. It does not require framing. It is signed by the artist on the front and back of the painting. Free local Los Angeles area delivery and free professional installation included. Affordable U.S. and global shipping options are available. A certificate of authenticity issued by the gallery is included.
Virginie Schroeder is an innovative artist based in Quebec, Canada. In order to perceive the works, the viewer must feel them, open up all of their senses and live them fully. It is insufficient to live the emotion of the work; Schroeder urges the viewer to enter the work, allowing their spirit to be absorbed into its surface. Her paintings are made to inspire new artistic visions, while impressing their stunning technicality.
When a face, an animal, a landscape, or any other subject is evacuated of its linear structure, it acquires a completely different form, a different identity and dimension, a new prestige. One does not recognize it at first sight; it emerges as the very process of observation. It is here that the magic occurs, as the viewer consciously discovers a work of abstract character in vivid color which plays upon the tension between the figurative and the imaginary.
Virginie Schroeder seeks an invented, unstructured, different and yet popular vision, and hopes to awaken our senses in the search for her works. Her one-of-a-kind artworks have been exhibited and collected worldwide, including Hong Kong, New York and Los Angeles.
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Virginie Schroeder began her career as an artist in 2009 after moving to Canada. At the beginning of Schroeder’s career her style leaned toward pop art. She then developed her own personal style which draws inspiration from abstraction, for which she is now known.
Schroeder’s work begins with a realistic sketch which is then deconstructed to her signature striations. Working meticulously, she then applies layer upon layer of acrylic and oil paint with a syringe. She then reworks each line with a knife to create precise lines. Depth is created by the variation of color and finish.
An expert in both color and composition, Virginie Schroeder creates paintings that are both abstract and photorealistic, which also being surprisingly playful. Her work has been exhibited international in Canada, France, and the United States.
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